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Briony Bishop, a consultant breast radiographer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, loves her career—but the upward climb to her dream job came hand-in-hand with her mom’s health demise.
Apr 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Patient care would improve if more interventional radiologists implemented endoscopy into routine practice, according to a new analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Should more imaging leaders be working to offer these services?
Apr 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Actively resisting bias is hard work for the brain, researchers reported in the April issue of Scientific Reports, even when it comes to something as simple and ordinary as musical preferences.
Apr 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
When primary care physicians refer adult patients for MR imaging for traumatic knee symptoms, it provides no additional value and leads to higher healthcare costs, according to a new study by Dutch researchers published in Radiology.
Apr 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
A real-time look at how mice’s immune systems repair their brain lining, or meninges, after concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is providing insight into how the human brain heals itself in similar situations, the National Institutes of Health reported this week.
Apr 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) offers improved breast cancer screening for patients with dense breast tissue and could provide specialists with a significant improvement over handheld screening ultrasound. However, some clinicians worry it may take radiologists too long to interpret ABUS exams, making it less than ideal for population-based screening.
Apr 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
A noninvasive imaging biomarker known as 18F fluorocholine PET/CT has been proving its capability in detecting certain cancers for years, but fresh research out of Honolulu suggests it could be especially useful in identifying chronic liver disease.
Apr 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Imaging providers should still administer gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) when necessary, according to a recent commentary published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. However, the authors added, assessing the “necessity, benefits and risks” of each examination and minimizing repeated scans on the same patient is recommended.
Apr 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Surgery in breast cancer patients may trigger a negative response in the body that allows dormant cancer cells to thrive. However, according to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, new research suggests taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) around the time of surgery could help stop such growth in its tracks.
Apr 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
Communities are failing to follow guidelines that ensure women at an increased risk for breast cancer receive additional MRI screening, according to research from the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine.
Apr 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
Though it’s been linked to reduced mortality in injured adults, emergent whole-body CT (WBCT) in lieu of selective imaging doesn’t seem to improve survival rates in children, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics this month.
Apr 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
A 32-year-old man died on Jan. 27 after being sucked into an MRI chamber at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India. The civic investigation into the man’s death has not yet released its official report, but a senior official with knowledge of the investigation said at least part of the blame goes to “overburdened staff and facilities at hospitals.”
Apr 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
Radiology TV, a new subscription-based video service that launched this week, was designed specifically with hospital and imaging center waiting rooms in mind.
Apr 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
Applying a triple freeze approach to pulmonary cryoablation could safely treat malignant lung tumors with low recurrence and complication rates, New York physician Gray R. Lyons, MD, PhD, and colleagues have reported in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Apr 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
For patients under the age of 50, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in addition to digital mammography is associated with a decrease in recall rates, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology. DBT was also associated with increased cancer detection rates in women from that same age group with dense breast tissue.
Apr 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Briony Bishop, a consultant breast radiographer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, loves her career—but the upward climb to her dream job came hand-in-hand with her mom’s health demise.
Apr 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Patient care would improve if more interventional radiologists implemented endoscopy into routine practice, according to a new analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Should more imaging leaders be working to offer these services?
Apr 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Actively resisting bias is hard work for the brain, researchers reported in the April issue of Scientific Reports, even when it comes to something as simple and ordinary as musical preferences.
Apr 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
When primary care physicians refer adult patients for MR imaging for traumatic knee symptoms, it provides no additional value and leads to higher healthcare costs, according to a new study by Dutch researchers published in Radiology.
Apr 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
A real-time look at how mice’s immune systems repair their brain lining, or meninges, after concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is providing insight into how the human brain heals itself in similar situations, the National Institutes of Health reported this week.
Apr 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) offers improved breast cancer screening for patients with dense breast tissue and could provide specialists with a significant improvement over handheld screening ultrasound. However, some clinicians worry it may take radiologists too long to interpret ABUS exams, making it less than ideal for population-based screening.